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Sensient has begun the next phase of a series of investments to improve the infrastructure of its UK flavor production facilities. The $6.4 million investment will help improve efficiencies for the production of its Sensient Natural Origins botanical extracts at its Bletchley, UK, location.
The investment is part of a multiphase capital plan, expected to total more than $20 million, that will improve facilities and production areas of existing sites in the UK. Future improvements include upgrades to existing laboratories and offices, as well as process improvements to flavor production facilities.
Kenneth P. Manning, chairman, president and CEO of Sensient, said, “These investments reinforce our commitment to long-term business growth in the UK. Our new state-of-the-art flavor facilities will service our customers locally in the UK and elsewhere. We now have 75 locations in 35 countries providing flavors, fragrances and colors to customers throughout the world.”